(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the legal existence of registered limited liability partnerships formed under this article be recognized outside the boundaries of this state and that the laws of this state governing such registered limited liability partnerships doing business outside this state be granted the protection of full faith and credit under the Constitution of the United States.
(c) Notwithstanding section six, article one of this chapter, the internal affairs of registered limited liability partnerships formed under this article, including the liability of partners for debts, obligations and liabilities of or chargeable to the partnership, shall be subject to and governed by the laws of this state.
(d) Before transacting business in this state, a foreign registered limited liability partnership shall:
(1) Comply with any statutory or administrative registration or filing requirements governing the specific type of business in which the partnership is engaged; and
(2) File a notice with the Secretary of State, stating the name of the partnership or if its name is unavailable for use in this state, a limited partnership name that satisfies the requirements of section four-e of this article, including a copy of the resolution of its partners adopting the fictitious name; the address of its principal office; the address of a registered office and the name and address of a registered agent for service of process, if any; an e-mail address to where informational notices and reminders of annual filings may be sent, unless there is a technical inability to comply; a brief statement of the business in which the partnership engages; the name and address of each partner authorized to execute instruments on behalf of the partnership and any other matters that the partnership determines to include; and a brief statement of the business in which the partnership engages. Such notice shall be effective for two years from the date of filing, after which time the partnership shall file a new notice. (e) The name of a foreign registered limited liability partnership doing business in this state shall contain the words "Registered Limited Liability Partnership" or the abbreviation "L.L.P." or "LLP" as the last words or letters of its name.
(f) Notwithstanding section six, article one of this chapter, the internal affairs of foreign registered limited liability partnerships, including the liability of partners for debts, obligations and liabilities of or chargeable to the partnership, shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the foreign registered limited liability partnership is registered.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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